The seventh season of the Bellator Fighting Championships will continue on Friday night from Casino Rama in Canada for Bellator 79.
The main card will begin at 8 p.m. ET on MTV2 and in commercial free high definition on EPIX2 with four fights, which will include two tournament semifinal bouts.
In the main event, Thiago Santos (11-1) meets Rich Hale (20-4-1) in a heavyweight tournament semifinal and the co-main event will see Mike Richman (13-1) take on Shahbulat Shamhalaev (10-1-1) in a featherweight tournament semifinal.
Also, the main card will feature two welterweight division fights as season five welterweight tournament winner Douglas Lima (21-5) takes on Kobe Ortiz (13-3) and Ryan Ford (17-4) meets Kyle Baker (12-6).
The full Bellator 79 fight card is below and stay tuned to TheMMAReport.com for coverage of this week’s Bellator fight card coming from Casino Rama in Canada.
Main Card: (MTV2/EPIX2 – 8 p.m. ET)
Thiago Santos (11-1) vs. Richard Hale (20-4-1)
Mike Richman (13-1) vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev (10-1-1)
Douglas Lima (21-5) vs. Kobe Ortiz (13-3)
Ryan Ford (17-4) vs. Kyle Baker (12-6)
Preliminary Card: (Spike.com – 6 p.m. ET)
Josh Appelt (7-2) vs. Alexi Kudin (11-4)
Christ Franck (3-3) vs. Marcus Aurelio (6-1)
Vladimir Starcencov (2-0) vs. Vitaly Minakov (8-0)
Josh Pulsifier (17-7) vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (17-5)
Jonny Carson (10-5) vs. Guillaume DeLorenzi (9-1)